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text 2015-08-01 15:35
Kids' Summer Reading Challenge - July Update

Here are the Reading Challenge's Categories:

  1. 1. Read in a tent.
  2. 2. Read a book about wild animals.
  3. 3. Read a book in the bath.
  4.    - I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak & Caroline Jayne Church. Sophia's favorite book so far.
  5.    - Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr & Eric Carle. Joshua's favorite book so far. We have read it so many times Joshua can now recite from memory the text.
  6.    - Dinosaur Zoom! by Penny Dale
  7. 4. Read a book under a tree.
  8. 5. Read a book about a city far away. 
  9. 6. Read at dinner.
  10. 7. Read a magazine.
  11. 8. Read as a family.

     - Moonlight by Helen V. Griffith and Laura Dronzek

     - A Dragon Moves In by Lisa Falkenstern

     - The Bears in the Bed and the Great Big Storm by Paul Bright and Jane Chapman

     - Princess Says Goodnight by Naomi Howland and David Small

  1. 9. Read a book about your country (US or England). 
  2.    - B is for Big Ben: An England Alphabet by Pamela Duncan Edwards and Melanie Rose
  3.    - G is for Golden: A California Alphabet by David Domeniconi and Pam Carroll

    

  1.  
  2. 10. Read in a blanket fort.
  3.      - The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara
  4.      - The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  5.     
  6. 11. Read a book about friendship.
  7.       - Ivy & Bean (Ivy & Bean #1) by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall
  8. 12. Read a comic book.
  9. 13. Read at the park.
  10. 14. Read a book about art.
  11. 15. Read a book that makes your laugh.
  12. 16. Read a book with a flashlight.

 

17. Read a book about a pet.

      - Ladybug Girl and Bingo by David Soman and Jacky Davis

         We are big fans of the Ladybug Girl series and this was the perfect summer read.

  1. 18. Read at the beach.
  2. 19. Read a book about space.
  3.        - Another Day in the Milky Way by David Milgrim
  4.          Cute story about a kid who wakes up on the wrong planet and his journey back home to Earth. I liked that the kid was very open minded about the strange, new things surrounding him. The kid also stayed pretty calm without melting down, which would have been my feelings if I found myself waking up on the wrong planet.
  5. 20. Read a book in a funny accent.
  6. 21. Read a book while having ice cream.
  7. 22. Read a book then act it out.
  8. 25. Read a book and capture it on video.
  9. 26. Read a biography.
  10. 27. Read a book with chapters.
  11.       - Ape Escapes! And  More True Stories of Animals Behaving Badly by A. A. Newman
  12.         A National Geographic Kids book. Lots of little facts about the animals featured.
  13. 28. Read a book about bugs.
  14.        - An Inside Look: The World of Insect Life by Gerald Legg
  15. 29. Read a book without any words.
  16. 30. Read an alphabet book.
  17.       - Professor Whiskerton Presents: Steampunk ABC by Lisa Falkenstern
  18. 31. Read a pop up book
  19. 32. Read at breakfast.
  20. 33. Read a book you wrote yourself.
  21. 34. Read an e-book.
  22.       - Sesame Street's Another Monster at the End of this Book
  23.          I have this story on one of my phone's apps, and Joshua loves to sit there and listen to the story. Over and over and over again.
  24. 35. Read all summer long (106 days [Memorial Day May 25, 2015 - Labor Day September 7, 2015]) - 68 days done.
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text 2015-07-01 16:04
Kids' Summer Reading Challenge - June Update

Summer has arrived. We are working our way through this challenge and are in the midst of a summer reading program at the base library. This is in addition to our weekly trip to the library for story time. June's achievements are in bold, along with the book and Mommy's commentary.

 

Here are the Reading Challenge's Categories:

  1. 1. Read in a tent.
  2. 2. Read a book about wild animals.
  3. 3. Read a book in the bath.
  4. 4. Read a book under a tree.
  5. 5. Read a book about a city far away. 
  6. 6. Read at dinner.
  7. 7. Read a magazine.
  8. 8. Read as a family.
  9. 9. Read a book about your country (US or England). 
  10.    - B is for Big Ben: An England Alphabet by Pamela Duncan Edwards and Melanie Rose
  11.      There is a lot more to this book then just a naming English places and people according to the alphabet. On each side of the beautiful illustrated pictures is a longer explanation of the history or culture significance of the place, person, or idea. Great book to read aloud to children of different ages/reading levels/attention spans.

 

   - G is for Golden: A California Alphabet by David Domeniconi and Pam Carroll

     By the same publisher so there is the more than just naming people and places according to the alphabet. Made the kids and me very homesick for California.

  1.  
  2. 10. Read in a blanket fort.
  3.      - The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara
  4.      - The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  5.      Sunday, June 28th was a wet and cold day, which made it perfect for our blanket fort. In addition to the two books for this category, we also read other books and sang some songs the kids learned at story time. 
  6. 11. Read a book about friendship.
  7.       - Ivy & Bean (Ivy & Bean #1) by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall
  8.         The character of Bean is a brat (Mommy's opinion); the character of Bean is cool (son's opinion). It took a couple of chapters for my son to warm up to this book, but once he got the hang of it (including mommy's use of different voices for each character), he dug this story.
  9. 12. Read a comic book.
  10. 13. Read at the park.
  11. 14. Read a book about art.
  12. 15. Read a book that makes your laugh.
  13. 16. Read a book with a flashlight.

 

17. Read a book about a pet.

  1. 18. Read at the beach.
  2. 19. Read a book about space.
  3. 20. Read a book in a funny accent.
  4. 21. Read a book while having ice cream.
  5. 22. Read a book then act it out.
  6. 25. Read a book and capture it on video.
  7. 26. Read a biography.
  8. 27. Read a book with chapters.
  9. 28. Read a book about bugs.
  10.        - An Inside Look: The World of Insect Life by Gerald Legg
  11.          More academic resource than a fun book for toddler/preschool kids.
  12. 29. Read a book without any words.
  13. 30. Read an alphabet book.
  14.       - Professor Whiskerton Presents: Steampunk ABC by Lisa Falkenstern
  15.         A lot of fun and such a cute book. Highly recommend for toddlers.
  16. 31. Read a pop up book
  17. 32. Read at breakfast.
  18. 33. Read a book you wrote yourself.
  19. 34. Read an e-book.
  20. 35. Read all summer long (106 days [Memorial Day May 25, 2015 - Labor Day September 7, 2015]) - 37 days done.
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text 2014-02-25 21:57
Book review writing worksheet for my middle-grader

 

 

I just put together this review-writing worksheet for my 12 year old son. I can't believe they don't make these kids write book reports any more! It's crazy! It makes me worry for the next generation of writers. Thankfully, my son has inherited my love of books, now I want to encourage him to write as well. 

 

Anyway, any input is welcome and appreciated!! If you think some things could/should be changed, added to, etc please feel free to comment and let me know! 

 

Title
Author
Pages
Stars/Rating

 

  • Talk about the characters:

 

  • Which characters did you like best and why?

 

  • Who was the villain or bad guy? What did you think of him/her/it?

 

  • Where did the story take place?

 

  • What were some interesting things about that place?

 

  • Would you want to visit there/live there?

 

  • How is it similar where you live?

 

  • How is it different from where you live?

 

  • What is the story about, what is the main character trying to do?

 

  • What are some problems he or she faces?

 

  • Did you like the story and why?

 

  • What did you like best about the story?

 

  • What did you like least?

 

  • What do you wish would have been different?

 

  • Was it easy to read? Exciting? Did the story grab you right away? Did it get slow in parts? Was there a lot of action?

 

  • Are there other books, movies, TV shows that this book reminded you of?

 

  • If you could give this book a theme song what would it be?

 

  • Would you recommend it to other people?

 

  • If you could say something to the author, what would you say?
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Michael Morpurgo: We are failing too many boys in the enjoyment of reading
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